Hump Day Wednesday Let’s Have Some Fun With A Caption Contest ……………… !
Well it’s Wednesday and it’s hump day but two days left ’til the weekend. It’s safe to say this juncture that two of the four playoffs series in the conference semi-finals of the NBA are all but over ! Pardon me for say this but the level of resistance being put up by the Atlanta Hawks against the Orlando Magic is somewhat reminiscent of some of the females I’ve known in my youth. Often known as the girls who’d be willing to do absolutely anything just to please a guy. It appears that it’s the same way with the Hawks ! I’m not saying that they’ve given up but they (Hawks) make the French military seem like venerable heroes ! The Orlando Magic are “puttin’ a can of whup a_s” on this Mike Woodson coached Hawks’ team ! Sportschump please accept my profound apologies but sir, you are absolutely right this Hawks’ team are about as scary as being confronted by Ricky Martin in a biker bar filled with heterosexuals males . The bikers in the bar mightn’t feel all that comfortable and are probably wanting to kick Ricky’s a_s. But given the fact that Ricky may well be into sado-masochism , I’m not so sure that he might not be entertained by the idea of having his a_s beaten to a pulp by some male bikers.
The way that the Hawks are now playing I expect Stan Van Gundy and the Magic to lay waste to Phillips Arena and close out the series with surgical precision. The Hawks might just be the worse #3 seeds ever to be represented in the Eastern Conference of the NBA Playoffs ! Game 1 and the 114-71 rout of the Hawks signifies that the Magic are in the driver’s seat for the remainder of this series .
Personally I’ve to empathize with the Utah Jazz‘s Jerry Sloan . One of the nicest guys ever to have graced the game. But unfortunately for him he is coaching in the era of Jordan , Phil Jackson , Kobe Bryant and Gregg Popovich . And because of that quartet it is unlikely that he’ll ever win an NBA title as a coach.
For the third consecutive season Sloan’s Jazz have had to face the Los Angeles Lakers in the postseason. And no matter how you try to spin it the outcome becomes inevitably the same . It’s as if it’s deja-vu repeatedly for the Jazz. For Jazz point guard Deron Williams , he may well have felt that he didn’t sign on for this but it may well be for the moment the best that he can expect for the time being.If Kobe Bryant is on the opposing end of the court, then for now it’s Kobe’s world , Williams and his teammates are merely guests at the dining table. But unfortunately for them , they are not only the entree but they’re also the main course and dessert at the end of the meal. Whoop , there it is !
The Utah Jazz are already down 0-2 in this series and after last night’s 111-103 loss to their Western Conference rivals. I think we’re now getting the distinct feeling that there’s not much that can derail the Lakers’ freight train as they “march inevitably on” to the NBA Finals. The victors of the Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs — series are the only ones who now stand in the Lakers’ way as the conference representative in the championship game . Make of it what you will but please do enjoy.